Police Officer John Schledwitz
We are forever grateful to the Denver Police Orphans’ Fund. Our world turned upside down at the sudden passing of John in 2014. The girls grew up as “DPD kids” and those on the job know that this brings different life experiences for the family of law enforcement. Following John’s death, I wondered how I would manage everything for our girls. Our oldest daughter had just started her second year of college. She thought she would need to withdraw and come help at home. I told her that her father would want her… Read more “Police Officer John Schledwitz”
Police Officer Shawn Leinen
The contributions toward my education cannot be truly described in words. I would like to thank the organization for their continued support during my enrollment at the University of Wyoming. The dedication and continual support of the Orphans’ Fund has helped motivate me to excel in my studies, and test my own limits. The patience and understanding allows me to feel supported through busy schedules and the quick changes of life. Without this support, I would struggle balancing finances and school, and would not be able to receive the quality education that I… Read more “Police Officer Shawn Leinen”
Police Officer Dennis Michael Licata
My name is Haley Licata, I lost my father when I was 3 years old.
I am very thankful for this organization. They have helped make things possible that would not be achievable without them. I was able to spend a summer at Crestwood Day Camp with the help of the DPOF and meet lifelong friends.
Now, with the help of the DPOF I am fortunate to attend my dream school AMDA in New York City to pursue what I love.
Police Officer Celena Charise Hollis
We are forever grateful for the love and attention the Orphan’s Fund has given to our granddaughter Amyre. You’ve truly made a difference in her life, when she needed it most. So many has helped us, but the Orphan’s Fund continues to support Amyre, with something seemingly, as small as sending her a birthday card w/check :-), really makes her day. Thank you all so very much, we are forever in your debt.
Detective Donald Lee DeBruno
I will start with a very warm thank you to the Denver City Council for proclaiming May 15, 2017 as Peace Officer Memorial Day and this week as Police week. It is with great respect that we can recognize the selfless work that over 10,000 men and women have endured on the Denver Police Department over the past 100 years, 72 of them paying the ultimate sacrifice. I am so grateful to live in a county were opportunity is the norm, not the exception. As we all weave our way through this journey… Read more “Detective Donald Lee DeBruno”
Police Officer Bruce VanderJagt
I consider myself to be one of the luckiest college students I know; I have the opportunity to attend the school of my dreams without the financial burden of a four-year tuition that would make my academic aspirations an impossibility. The Orphans’ Fund has allowed me to cultivate my passion for neuroscience at Reed College in Portland, Oregon; here, my professors have taught me to think like a scientist by formulating research hypotheses, designing and executing experiments, and presenting my findings with professionalism and pride in the work that I accomplish. Arguably more… Read more “Police Officer Bruce VanderJagt”
Police Sergeant Gregory Greer
I am very thankful to The Denver Police Orphans Fund and to the generous donors. The financial assistance that I received helped me achieve my goal of obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. I am now following my dream of working in the Cyber Security field and will soon be pursuing my Masters Degree. Thank you again to the Denver Police Orphans fund and the donors for helping me accomplish my goals!